• Last night, the Suffolk Legislature passed a bill to place a proposition on the November ballot that would restore money taken from the Suffolk County Drinking Water Protection Program and ensure that the program can never be changed in the future without a mandatory referendum for voter approval.
• Campaign season has begun in earnest. Congressman Tim Bishop and his challenger, Lee Zeldin will debate their positions on current issues and answer questions from the audience at the Hampton Bays Civic Association on Monday, September 22, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Bays High School Auditorium, 88 East Argonne Road in Hampton Bays.
• In related news, Newsday is reporting today that Mr. Bishop’s attorney says a U.S. Justice Department probe of Mr. Bishop’s actions in relation to a constituent’s alligation that he asked for a campaign contribution after helping to facilitate a fireworks show has been dropped. The House Ethics Committee is still investigating the matter.
• Kim Schafer, a Broadway choreographer, will be leading a musical theater dance workshop at the North Fork Community Theatre in Mattituck on Sunday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. This free workshop is open to all ages. RSVP to Mary Motto Kalich at firstname.lastname@example.org or 917.334.6639 to reserve a spot.
And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.